Find out where the upcoming fully faired Gixxer SF 250 stands against its closest rival the Yamaha Fazer-25
For those of you who are still unaware, Suzuki is launching the Gixxer SF 250 in India on 20th May 2019. This will be a fully faired offering from the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer that will lock its horns with the Yamaha Fazer-25 and the Honda CBR 250R.
The motorcycle specs were recently leaked and the good news is that the upcoming Gixxer SF 250 will be equipped with plenty of modern features, it also offers plenty of power from the newly developed 249cc engine from Suzuki. That said, we are comparing the Suzuki Gixxer SF250 with its closest rival – the Yamaha Fazer-25.
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 Vs Yamaha Fazer 25 Styling
Like we already mentioned above the leaked brochure gives us a sneak peek of the motorcycle even before its official launch. The upcoming Gixxer SF 250 definitely takes its styling inspiration from the more powerful GSX-R models. The front fairing looks clean and sharp. unlike the smaller Gixxer SF 150 variant, the motorcycle will get a full LED headlamp and taillamp setup.
The Gixxer SF 250 will also feature a fully digital instrument cluster that will offer plenty of vital information to the rider. It will also feature a contoured fuel tank and split seats. The motorcycle will also get a clip-on handlebar and slightly rear set footpeg that will offer an aggressive riding stance.
The Yamaha Fazer-25, on the other hand, gets a full fairing for the very first time. To everyone’s surprise, a lot of the bodywork has been carried over from the FZ25 to the fully faired motorcycle. Take a closer look and you will notice that the tank panels and the tail panels are the same as its naked streetfighter sibling. The all-digital instrument cluster too has also been carried over from the FZ25.
The instrument cluster does offer plenty of information to the rider but misses out on a gear position indicator. The motorcycle also carries over the same handlebar while the switchgear too remains identical to the naked streetfighter sibling as well. The seating position of the motorcycle is fairly upright but the footpegs are positioned slightly backwards.
However, the twin headlamps that we noticed in the old Fazer has also been replaced with the single full LED headlamp setup that too has been taken from the FZ25. The motorcycle also gets the same split seats that looks identical to the FZ25.
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 Vs Yamaha Fazer 25 Engine
The soon to be launched Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 will be powered by a 249 cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected, SOHC motor. This unit has been tuned to produce around 26 bhp of peak power at 9000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of peak torque available at 7500 rpm. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
The Yamaha Fazer-25, on the other hand, is powered by the same 249cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve engine that also powers the FZ25 as well. The unit produces about 20.9 ps of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 20 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox.
|Specs||Suzuki Gixxer SF 250||Yamaha Fazer-25|
|Engine||single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected, SOHC motor||air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve motor|
|Power output||26 Bhp @ 9,000 rpm||20.9 ps @ 8,000 rpm|
|Torque output||22.6 @ 7,500 rpm||20 Nm @ 6,000 rpm|
|Gearbox||6 speed||6 speed|
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 Vs Yamaha Fazer 25 Suspension and brakes
The Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 will use an oil damped telescopic forks up front and a Swingarm-type monoshock unit at the rear as its suspension setup. The motorcycle will rely on disc brakes at both front and rear to bring it to a halt. A dual channel ABS will also be offered as standard for the safety of the rider.
The Yamaha Fazer-25 uses conventional telescopic forks at the front and monocross swingarm setup at the rear. The motorcycle relies on a 282mm disc brake towards the front and 220 mm disc brake at the rear to bring it to a stop. A dual channel ABS is also offered as standard for the safety of the rider.
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 Vs Yamaha Fazer 25 Price
The upcoming Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 was expected to be priced around Rs. 1.80 lakhs (ex-showroom). The Yamaha Fazer-25 is priced at around Rs. 1,33,680 (ex-showroom).
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 Vs Yamaha Fazer 25 Comparison verdict
To be quite honest the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 looks sportier and well proportioned than its closest rival the Yamaha Fazer-25. The motorcycle also offers more power and torque on tap which means it will also be faster on the straights. Hopefully, the upcoming Gixxer SF 250 will be priced aggressively as well in order to attract the buyer’s attention.